Theresa May Announces Resignation

Theresa May Announces Resignation

British PM Theresa May has announced she will resign from her position as on 7th June.

It follows a difficult week for May, who has been dealing with intensifying criticism from within her party since a speech on Tuesday laying out her latest plan to get her Brexit bill through parliament.

Conservative Andrea Leadsom quit her role as Commons Leader on Wednesday, saying she no longer believed the government’s approach would deliver Brexit.


May took over as Tory leader and prime minister in July 2016 after David Cameron quit in the wake of the Brexit vote, pledging in her first speech to build a “country that works for everyone”.

Her authority was left in tatters after the result of a snap election left her party without a parliamentary majority the following summer, forcing the Conservatives into a confidence and supply arrangement with the DUP.

She has faced growing criticism from MPs over her handling of Brexit in recent months. However, she narrowly survived a party vote of no confidence last December.